Business Objects wins prestigious 2007 SIIA CODiE award

BusinessObjects XI Release 2 Named Best Business Intelligence or Knowledge Management Solution

SAN JOSE, Calif. & PARIS, Fr, April 19, 2007 -- BusinessObjects™ XI Release 2 has once again proven to be the industry’s top business intelligence solution. Business Objects (Nasdaq:BOBJ) (Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0004026250 – BOB) today announced that BusinessObjects XI Release 2 has won the 2007 CODiE Award in the Best Business Intelligence or Knowledge Management Solution category. The CODiE Award winners were formally announced at the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) 22nd Annual CODiE Awards Gala in San Francisco on April 17.

“To be recognized by our peers in the software industry with a 2007 CODiE Award is a great honor and further proof of the innovation Business Objects consistently delivers to the market,” said John Schwarz, CEO of Business Objects. “At Business Objects, our mission is to help transform the way the world works through intelligent information; and BusinessObjects XI Release 2 plays an important role in helping us deliver on this mission. I am extremely proud of the hard work our employees have put into building this world-class solution, as we have created something that is truly the envy of our competition.”

BusinessObjects XI Release 2 is a complete suite of performance management, information management, reporting, and query and analysis software. It is consistently recognized as the industry’s leading business intelligence platform and enables companies to answer critical questions and share trusted insight across their organization. For additional information on BusinessObjects XI Release 2, please visit

“The software and information industry continues to move at a dizzying pace,” said Ken Wasch, president of SIIA. “New technology and business model innovations are constantly emerging and taking root. Being recognized by your peers for getting to and staying at the head of the pack in such a dynamic environment is a major accomplishment, and it is one of the reasons why the CODiE Awards hold such a special place in our industry.”

Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards acknowledge the most innovative products and services in the software, digital information, and education technology industries. Nearly 1,200 products – the most ever – were submitted for consideration in over 75 categories. Finalists were selected through judging by software and information industry trade press, mainstream technology writers, analysts, consultants, and subject matter experts. The final round of judging was completed by members of the SIIA – making this the only peer-review awards program in the industry. A full list of the winners can be viewed at

About Business Objects

Business Objects is the world’s leading business intelligence (BI) software company, with more than 42,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 500. Business Objects helps organizations of all sizes create a trusted foundation for decision making, gain better insight into their business, and optimize performance. The company’s innovative business intelligence suite, BusinessObjects™ XI, offers the BI industry’s most advanced and complete solution for performance management, planning, reporting, query and analysis, and enterprise information management. BusinessObjects XI includes the award-winning Crystal line of reporting and data visualization software. Business Objects has also built the industry’s strongest and most diverse partner community, and offers consulting and education services to help customers effectively deploy their business intelligence projects.

Business Objects has dual headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and Paris, France. The company’s stock is traded on both the Nasdaq (BOBJ) and Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0004026250 - BOB) stock exchanges. More information about Business Objects can be found at

The Business Objects logo, BusinessObjects, Crystal Reports, Intelligent Question, and Xcelsius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects in the United States and/or other countries. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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